Top 5 religions of the world

By: Allie Zimmerman

Christianity

Developed out of Judaism in 33 CE. It was formed from the birth, teaching,death and resurrection of Jesus, the son of God and the Virgin Mary. It is a monotheistic religion. The holy book is the bible. Celebrate Christmas (the day Christ was born), Halloween (the eve of all saints), Easter(the resurrection of Jesus) and many more. Sunday is the Lord's day and so they go to church that day.

Judaism

Formed in 2000 CE. It is a monotheistic religion. The primary figures are the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the prophet Moses. The holy books are the Torah, tanakh, and the Talmud. They celebrate Hanukkah (celebrated for the victory over the Syrian-Greek rulers), purim and Passover.


Hinduism

Hinduism was formed in 2000 B.C.E. in india. It is a polytheistic religion. There are 27 gods and goddess, some of them are Krishna, Sita, Vishnu, Kali, Lakshmi, and brahma. They believe in samsara (the cycle of rebirth) and karma (the universal law of cause and effect). The sacred texts are Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Epics. Their holidays are holi, Diwali, mahashivarati and more.


Buddhism

Formed in the 5th century B.C.E. in India. The sacred texts are the Pali Tipitika, the Mahayana, and the Vajrayana Canons. They do not believe in gods. They celebrate Vesak (Buddha day), Asalha Puja day (Dhamma day) and many more.


Islam

Started in 622 CE. It is a monotheistic religion. Their god is Allah. Their sacred text is the Qur'an. They believe Allah is the creator and sustainer of the world and you must surrender your will to him. It was founded on the teaching of the prophet Muhammed. Their two official holidays are the Eid Al-Fitr, and the Eid Al-Adha.


Chrsitianity: why the Christians celebrate Easter

Judaism: the holiday Hanukkah

Hindu Wedding Ceremony | Chitra & Priya

Hinduism: a Hindu wedding

Buddhism: a video of a Buddhist meditating

Islam: a video on the 5 pillars of faith